Mar 19, 2013 3:00am PDT
pictures from the vatican. where pope francis is being formally installed as the new pontiff of the catholic church. representatives of 132 countries, including a u.s. delegation led by vice president joe biden were onhand for the ceremony. pope francis has projected himself with humility over the past few days taking time to personally greet the faithful in the crowds. >>> and welcome to "morning joe," tuesday, march 19th. with us onset, we have senior political analyst mark haleprin. we've got the president in the council of foreign relations richard haass and former democratic congressman harold ford jr. >> what's going on? >> oh, we have more. >> i know. >> i saved the best for last. >> thanks a lot, mika. >> and what is richard haass? >> and we've got david ignatius coming up, as well. >> fantastic. >> yes, it is fantastic. >> all right. what do we have in news? >> hi, harold, how are you doing? what's going on? >> oh, really? >> who are you picking in march madness? >> it hurts me to say this because i'm a michigan man, but ohio state is playing extraordinarily well. i'
Mar 18, 2013 3:00am PDT
at 53 past the hour. before addressing a crowd of over 200,000 in st. peter's square, pope francis broke protocol and made an impromptu appearance at the side gate of the vatican where he shook hands with followers. pope francis then delivered a traditional prayer to the virgin mary which focused on mercy and forgiveness. he drew cheers by closing his remarks with the italian phrase for "have a good lunch." >> all right. >> i think i'm liking him. >> president obama's going to begin his first presidential trip to israel this week. after a sometimes rocky relationship with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. as far as the middle east peace process goes, a new "washington post"/abc news poll shows that 69% of americans think the obama administration should not take a leading role in negotiations. 26% say take a leading role. mika, that is a poll sthat show americans want us to lead from behind. >> tomorrow we're going to take a special look at ten years of war in iraq. veteran journalist bob woodward and iraq veteran paul reickhoff will be with us. >>> up next, what if anything did we learn
Mar 21, 2013 3:00am PDT
want to get to the cover of "time." pope francis carving out his own leadership style, new details about where he may stand on some significant issues. in an interview last year, the then archbishop floated the possibility of an eventual change to the church's rule on celibacy on priests. he also spoke very personally about this about his own struggles after being, quote, dazzled by a woman he met at a wedding during his training to become a priest. however, francis says for now the discipline of celibacy stands firm. he criticized church leaders who covered up the rehabilitation of children. he said it is a stupid idea adding you cannot be in a position of power and destroy the life of another person. i find this fascinating. >> also, mika, there was another story about how -- i think he floated the idea of the church supporting civil unions. >> yeah. >> as an attempt to find a pragmatic center between same-sex marriage and -- >> not that it's going to happen any time soon or ever in the catholic church. he is a human being. he is a man. with natural instincts and he doesn't separ
Mar 25, 2013 3:00am PDT
officially under way and pope francis captivated crowds during his first palm sunday mass. the pope urged joy to the 250,000 people on hand, many of them carrying ol oh itch brancheses known for his messages of humility, the pope will go to a youth jail in rome thursday to wash the feet of young inmates. >> that's a huge, huge story. the pope going to the juvenile jail on thursday in rome. >>> in the philadelphia inquirer, chris christie will announce later today plans to put the camden school district under state control and appoint a new superintendent and leadership team who will be tasked with turning around new jersey's lowest-performing school districts. >>> and to protect the u.s. from cyber attacks, intelligence agencies are looking to recruit younger agents. the department of homeland security estimates they will need up to 600 new recruits and looking at high school students to fill the void. >>> and in trying to do something from every paper in north america, we're going to the "newark star ledger" powerball officials in new jersey say there is one lucky winning ticket from saturda